Motorola seeks patent on flexible smartwatch

Motorola seeks patent on flexible smartwatch
Motorola has filed with the USPTO for a patent on a flexible smartwatch-like device. Both the band and the screen flex together to wrap around your wrist. The band resembles the one you might find on any metal watch band and the real value here is the screen, which seamlessly handles the curves. While it looks great on the outside, the device will need some flexible circuitry to work and that is the fly in the ointment right now. The patent was originally filed on June 19, 2012 and is credited to Alberto R. Cavallaro.

We've already started on the path to flexible devices with the launch this year of the Samsung Galaxy Round and the LG G Flex. The latter is the more ambitious of the two and actually does flex when pressure is applied to the back of the phone (we don't recommend that you try this at home). While there is a long road ahead, every patent filed like this one by Motorola, brings us one step closer to the dream of having fully flexible devices.


source: USPTO via Engadget

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6 Comments

6. JewBakaUCFG

Posts: 176; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

More to bend. More to break. At least I would think. I would greatly question the durability of such a device, particularly the screen. But, we cannot progress if we do not take the first steps. So here's hoping the flexible display technology continues to move forward. I am looking forward to what will be built ont he first versions of these kinds of watches.

4. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Easy there moto I mean Google since can a flex watch be patented didn't icrap and scrap file that already

5. JewBakaUCFG

Posts: 176; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Different patents can be filed for similar products as long as there are enough differences in the designs. Hence many types of phones, TVs, cars, etc ...

2. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

If this comes to fruition, I want.

1. Genersis

Posts: 219; Member since: May 29, 2013

Can companies stick to patenting products, rather than concepts also? please?

3. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well this might actually be in the pipeline rather than just imagination. But once again it will be tough to carry out because it is a bit too imaginative and requires way too much effort at least with the current state of tech.

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